The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 66 119 128
Rank change year-on-year
+53 +9
Permanent jobs citing SLA 253 133 152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.64% 2.05% 1.94%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.80% 25.53% 30.46%
Number of salaries quoted 218 121 128
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,500 £20,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
SLA
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
652 521 499
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 9.37% 8.03% 6.37%
Number of salaries quoted 549 407 417
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.74% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,800 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £54,100 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -1.23%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SLA across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SLA
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SLA across the North West region.

SLA Salary Trend in the North West

SLA
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SLA across the North West region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

SLA Salary Histogram in the North West

SLA
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +29 122 £37,000 +23.33% 17
Cheshire +35 94 £32,500 -8.45% 5
Merseyside +27 21 £32,500 -5.79% 3
Lancashire +6 15 £42,500 +54.54% 1
Cumbria - 4 £57,500 -
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing SLA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SLA.

1 187 (38.80%) ITIL
2 159 (32.99%) Finance
3 140 (29.05%) Microsoft
4 120 (24.90%) SQL
5 111 (23.03%) Windows
6 106 (21.99%) Service Delivery
7 95 (19.71%) Service Management
8 91 (18.88%) MS Excel
9 82 (17.01%) MS Office
10 77 (15.98%) SQL Server
11 68 (14.11%) Active Directory
12 61 (12.66%) Oracle
13 57 (11.83%) Degree
14 53 (11.00%) Change Management
15 51 (10.58%) Financial Institution
15 51 (10.58%) Project Management
15 51 (10.58%) Cisco
16 49 (10.17%) Risk Management
17 48 (9.96%) Disaster Recovery
18 46 (9.54%) HP
19 45 (9.34%) Java
20 44 (9.13%) C#
20 44 (9.13%) .NET
21 43 (8.92%) Problem Management
22 42 (8.71%) Security Cleared
22 42 (8.71%) VMware
23 40 (8.30%) Web Services
23 40 (8.30%) LAN
24 39 (8.09%) Agile Software Development
24 39 (8.09%) Analytical Skills

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing SLA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SLA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 32 (6.64%) MS Exchange
2 19 (3.94%) IBM Notes
3 13 (2.70%) SharePoint
4 11 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (1.87%) JBoss
6 8 (1.66%) Apache
6 8 (1.66%) CMS
7 7 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (1.24%) Lync
9 4 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (0.83%) nginx
9 4 (0.83%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.62%) Oracle Service Bus
11 2 (0.41%) Drupal
11 2 (0.41%) WordPress
11 2 (0.41%) Moodle
11 2 (0.41%) SAS
11 2 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 91 (18.88%) MS Excel
2 82 (17.01%) MS Office
3 4 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.62%) MS Project
5 1 (0.21%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (2.28%) Oracle EBS R12
2 10 (2.07%) Oracle General Ledger
2 10 (2.07%) Oracle Financials
2 10 (2.07%) Oracle AGIS
2 10 (2.07%) Oracle Payables
2 10 (2.07%) Oracle Receivables
2 10 (2.07%) Oracle Assets
3 8 (1.66%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (1.45%) SAP CO
5 6 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (1.24%) SAP FI
5 6 (1.24%) SAP FI/CO
5 6 (1.24%) Oracle Applications
6 5 (1.04%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 4 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.62%) Oracle 11i
9 2 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.41%) SAP MDM
10 1 (0.21%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.49%) Office 365
2 11 (2.28%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.04%) SaaS
4 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 40 (8.30%) LAN
2 37 (7.68%) WAN
3 29 (6.02%) TCP/IP
4 26 (5.39%) Wireless
5 23 (4.77%) VoIP
5 23 (4.77%) Firewall
6 21 (4.36%) Wi-Fi
7 18 (3.73%) DNS
8 17 (3.53%) Internet
9 16 (3.32%) DHCP
9 16 (3.32%) MPLS
9 16 (3.32%) BGP
10 14 (2.90%) NAS
11 11 (2.28%) DECT
11 11 (2.28%) Ethernet
11 11 (2.28%) iSCSI
12 10 (2.07%) SAN
13 9 (1.87%) VPN
14 8 (1.66%) Network Security
15 6 (1.24%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (15.98%) SQL Server
2 31 (6.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 18 (3.73%) DB2
3 18 (3.73%) Crystal Reports
4 15 (3.11%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (2.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 10 (2.07%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (2.07%) MySQL
7 9 (1.87%) DTS
8 7 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (1.24%) Hadoop
10 5 (1.04%) Big Data
10 5 (1.04%) Relational Database
10 5 (1.04%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (0.83%) MS Access
11 4 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.41%) Oracle Discoverer
12 2 (0.41%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 13 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (1.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 6 (1.24%) Subversion
4 3 (0.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.41%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.21%) MSI
6 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio
General
1 159 (32.99%) Finance
2 51 (10.58%) Financial Institution
3 38 (7.88%) Telecoms
4 27 (5.60%) Retail
5 22 (4.56%) Back Office
6 16 (3.32%) Banking
7 13 (2.70%) Legal
8 10 (2.07%) Advertising
9 9 (1.87%) Publishing
9 9 (1.87%) Local Government
10 8 (1.66%) Billing
11 6 (1.24%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.83%) Law
13 3 (0.62%) Marketing
14 2 (0.41%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 121 (25.10%) Analyst
2 89 (18.46%) Service Manager
3 55 (11.41%) Service Analyst
4 51 (10.58%) Developer
5 50 (10.37%) Support Analyst
6 47 (9.75%) Service Desk Analyst
7 33 (6.85%) IT Services Manager
8 30 (6.22%) Applications Support
9 28 (5.81%) Consultant
10 24 (4.98%) Delivery Manager
11 23 (4.77%) Administrator
12 22 (4.56%) Network Engineer
12 22 (4.56%) Services Delivery Manager
13 21 (4.36%) 2nd Line Support
13 21 (4.36%) Support Engineer
14 20 (4.15%) Systems Administrator
15 16 (3.32%) Systems Support
16 15 (3.11%) Applications Developer
16 15 (3.11%) Storage Specialist
16 15 (3.11%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (9.13%) .NET
2 40 (8.30%) Web Services
3 23 (4.77%) Middleware
4 22 (4.56%) .NET Framework
5 17 (3.53%) ASP.NET
5 17 (3.53%) .NET Remoting
5 17 (3.53%) WCF
5 17 (3.53%) LINQ
5 17 (3.53%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 13 (2.70%) RESTful
7 11 (2.28%) XML
8 10 (2.07%) XSLT
9 9 (1.87%) SOAP
9 9 (1.87%) XSD
9 9 (1.87%) WinForms
10 7 (1.45%) Grails
10 7 (1.45%) Ruby on Rails
11 6 (1.24%) HTML
12 4 (0.83%) CSS
12 4 (0.83%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 39 (8.09%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (3.73%) Management Information System
3 16 (3.32%) Computer Science
4 13 (2.70%) Life Science
5 11 (2.28%) Statistics
6 10 (2.07%) Performance Metrics
7 4 (0.83%) N-Tier
7 4 (0.83%) Blackberry
8 3 (0.62%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.62%) iSeries
9 2 (0.41%) VSAM
9 2 (0.41%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.41%) FMCG
9 2 (0.41%) Data Extraction
9 2 (0.41%) Open Source
9 2 (0.41%) Telematics
9 2 (0.41%) Symmetrix DMX
9 2 (0.41%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.41%) CLARiiON
9 2 (0.41%) EMC Centera
Operating Systems
1 111 (23.03%) Windows
2 36 (7.47%) UNIX
3 30 (6.22%) Windows XP
4 25 (5.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (4.36%) Linux
5 21 (4.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (2.90%) Windows Vista
7 13 (2.70%) Windows 7
8 11 (2.28%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (1.87%) AIX
10 8 (1.66%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.62%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.41%) HPUX
12 2 (0.41%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (38.80%) ITIL
2 106 (21.99%) Service Delivery
3 95 (19.71%) Service Management
4 53 (11.00%) Change Management
5 51 (10.58%) Project Management
6 49 (10.17%) Risk Management
7 48 (9.96%) Disaster Recovery
8 43 (8.92%) Problem Management
9 39 (8.09%) Agile Software Development
10 38 (7.88%) Stakeholder Management
11 26 (5.39%) Incident Management
12 25 (5.19%) Business Intelligence
12 25 (5.19%) Time Management
13 23 (4.77%) Content Management
14 22 (4.56%) OO
15 21 (4.36%) Business Analysis
16 19 (3.94%) Customer Engagement
16 19 (3.94%) Performance Tuning
17 18 (3.73%) Root Cause Analysis
17 18 (3.73%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 120 (24.90%) SQL
2 45 (9.34%) Java
3 44 (9.13%) C#
4 34 (7.05%) T-SQL
5 24 (4.98%) JavaScript
6 17 (3.53%) VB
7 15 (3.11%) VB.NET
8 9 (1.87%) XPath
9 8 (1.66%) PL/SQL
10 7 (1.45%) Ruby
11 5 (1.04%) ABAP
12 4 (0.83%) PHP
13 3 (0.62%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.41%) RPG
15 1 (0.21%) C
15 1 (0.21%) C++
15 1 (0.21%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 57 (11.83%) Degree
2 42 (8.71%) Security Cleared
3 36 (7.47%) Cisco Certification
4 33 (6.85%) SC Cleared
5 32 (6.64%) ITIL Certification
6 29 (6.02%) MCP
7 26 (5.39%) CCNA
8 24 (4.98%) CCNP
9 23 (4.77%) Microsoft Certification
10 14 (2.90%) MCSE
11 10 (2.07%) ISEB
11 10 (2.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 10 (2.07%) CISSP
11 10 (2.07%) ACCA
11 10 (2.07%) CISM
11 10 (2.07%) CIMA
12 9 (1.87%) MCITP
13 8 (1.66%) MCSA
14 6 (1.24%) MCTS
15 5 (1.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 8 (1.66%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.62%) QA
3 3 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.41%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 68 (14.11%) Active Directory
2 34 (7.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.45%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.62%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.62%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.41%) Firmware
6 1 (0.21%) vCloud
6 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.21%) UAG
6 1 (0.21%) VMFS
6 1 (0.21%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.21%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 20 (4.15%) SCCM
2 19 (3.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 19 (3.94%) OpenView
3 7 (1.45%) Nessus
4 4 (0.83%) SCOM
5 3 (0.62%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.41%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 2 (0.41%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.41%) Puppet
6 2 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.41%) Ansible
7 1 (0.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.21%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.21%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.21%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.21%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.21%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.21%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.21%) WSUS
Vendors
1 140 (29.05%) Microsoft
2 61 (12.66%) Oracle
3 51 (10.58%) Cisco
4 46 (9.54%) HP
5 42 (8.71%) VMware
6 28 (5.81%) IBM
7 22 (4.56%) Citrix
8 19 (3.94%) Symantec
8 19 (3.94%) Lotus
9 18 (3.73%) NetApp
9 18 (3.73%) EMC
10 17 (3.53%) Informatica
10 17 (3.53%) Teradata
11 13 (2.70%) Brocade
12 12 (2.49%) SAP
13 11 (2.28%) Juniper
14 8 (1.66%) Fortinet
15 7 (1.45%) Splunk
15 7 (1.45%) Websense
15 7 (1.45%) Sourcefire
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
North West England
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: Yesterday
Salford
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £29999 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £29999 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Allegro Networks Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £23,000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Vodafone
Posted: 2 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £42000 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Outsourcery
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 per year plus Bonus, Benefits and Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Lancashire
QUANTICA
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
D4 Digital
Salary: £65,000 - £80,000 per year + Share Options + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Company car
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Xn Hotels Systems
Salary: From £23,000 to £28,000 per annum + OOH & Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Shop Direct
Salary: £50000 - £68000 per annum + benefits, pension, negotiable
Posted: 15 days ago